Medication Therapy Management

Hello students- while you complete this Discussion Board-Medication Therapy Management, find out what the discussion board is asking you to do.  For this discussion board, you are being asked to do five things:
(1.) Read the PDFs on ‘Medication Therapy Management’ and ‘How Can Technicians Help to Maximize Medication Safety’.
(2.) Answer and address the following questions in 200-250 words in the form of a discussion:
(3). What is the Pharmacy Technician’s Role in Medication Therapy Management? Be sure you are providing information that is in the Pharmacy Technician’s scope of practice and not as it pertains to Pharmacists.
(4.) Describe what you think is the best method for a Pharmacy Technician to assist the Pharmacist in providing medication therapy services at the pharmacy.
Pharmacy technicians are broadening their training and receiving more responsibility in many health care settings. There is a growing need for pharmacy technician education in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) as more pharmacy practices adopt these services. Training in MTM can help pharmacy technicians adapt to the changing pharmacy environment and create opportunities for expanding their professional responsibilities.
The goal of MTM is to assist patients with using drug therapy correctly, to improve or maintain their health, and to prevent or reduce drug-related issues. MTM is especially suited for people who take multiple medications for chronic health conditions. MTM services address many goals of pharmacy care, including the following: optimizing patient health, improving adherence, avoiding waste, preventing potential errors or adverse effects, and saving costs. MTM also represents a potential revenue stream for the pharmacy.
Why Do Technicians Need Education About MTM?The health care environment has been rapidly evolving since the introduction of MTM services approximately 12 years ago. State and local laws have changed and continue to address new issues affecting MTM services. Procedures for planning and delivering MTM are regularly fine-tuned and updated in many workplace settings. And, the opportunities for reimbursement of MTM services are being revised on a statewide and Federal level. Pharmacy technicians who are unfamiliar with MTM need a solid basis for understanding its goals and procedures. Technicians who already have some education in MTM can benefit from updated and expanded information.
I look forward to reading your initial posts. Please remember this is the last discussion board for the term. Be sure you complete it in its entirety.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.